It’s a myth that stay-at-home mums have no job. Do you know, taking care of the family and the kids is a full-time job?
Are you aware there are people paid handsomely to do such work? We are here to demystify this myth where people think going to work involves dressing in an official cloth and heading to a building to do some tasks.
Little do people know, some of the white-collar jobs are simple than taking care of the family.
The only difference is the place of work. If you feel homemakers have nothing to do, then what will you say about freelancers?
Staying at home isn’t the issue; the problem is what you do while at home. Most of the mums tend to become lazy and have no schedule.
The undoing of this kind of lifestyle is a sedentary lifestyle, leading to weight gain and related illnesses. Here are a few tips to become productive as a full-time mother
- Engage in a physical activity
- Take evening walks within the neighborhood
- Opt for online fitness classes
- Stay active while at home instead of being on social media the better part of the day
- Engage in activities that make you have a quality sleep
Our main focus in this article is the physical activity that sustains a healthy weight. Although you may have all the time, you may lack what to do.
Sport is a good task to enhance physical activity. Once you have the right equipment, you are good to go.
You don’t even need to know the rules of the game. You aim to move your body from one point to the other.
What are the best sports you can try at home?
- Table tennis-ping pong
You only need to get the right equipment, and you are ready to start your journey to achieving a healthy weight.
For example, a ping ball needs a tennis ball, the table and the net. The tennis ball can be used for many other games like badminton.
While getting one from the stores, look for a durable one that will serve the two purposes. Cycling needs a bicycle- the end of the business.
Swimming needs a little of some training to know how to navigate the body underwater. Boxing also requires you to have the punching bag.
Boxing is ideal for you can play it without a counterpart. The punches are a form of exercise.
Frugal mums are cautious about the environment and the cost implications when getting the sports equipment.
Therefore, it’s vital to consider this when making the purchase. To achieve this goal, look at the following.
- The type of materials used
- Ability to recycle the parts
- Manufacturers details for inner parts
- Durability to prevent wastage
- Its usage and safety to the environment
What are the benefits of sports in maintaining a healthy weight for moms?
1. Creates a balance between output and input
What you consume (input) must have equivalence with what you remove (output). Output in this context includes waste products –sweat and burning off excess calories.
Sport does all these. The physical activity involved in sports makes you sweat heavily. It’s a way of creating the said balance.
Besides, any excess fat that may accumulate in the body is used in the process.
2. Burns excess fat from the body
If you are looking forward to losing all the excess fat you have accumulated due to the sedentary lifestyle, then the sport is the easy option.
The energy it uses first consumes natural body energy. Prolonged activity means the body has to look for other sources of power, and the first option is always the fat- bad cholesterol.
It explains why fitness instructors go for aerobic exercise when helping clients with weight loss.
3. Keeps lifestyle diseases at bay
When you have a high body mass index (BMI), you invite cardiovascular diseases mostly associated with a bad lifestyle-sedentary life.
Sport helps you maintain a healthy body, which means that bad cholesterol common in cardiovascular patients is completely burned in the process of energy output.
4. Checks on your diet
You don’t expect to consume snacks and engage in sports. The body itself craves for more healthy meals to give you the right energy.
As much as the urgency helps you in this, it’s upon you to also choose a healthy diet- fruits and vegetables in plenty; proteins and carbohydrates in moderation to have the desired weight that goes hand in hand with the optimum BMI- calculated based on your weight/height.
5. Keeps your mind busy
Doo you know you overindulge in unhealthy meals because the body and mind are idle. Sport makes both the body and mind active.
The high energy level prompts you to stay active throughout the day with less time to think of snacking.
Besides, it helps you have a good sleep, which is a component of maintaining a healthy weight.
6. Reduces stress, depression and anxiety
The excess weight common among stay at home mums is not by choice but by default.
Taking care of a home and kids is not an easy task.
Have you ever noticed that you eat more when stressed? It’s like a defense mechanism to deal with the issues at hand- homemaking.
Once you have your sports equipment, it’s a motivation to go out and engage in n activity away from the home environment.
Outdoor sport activity is the best to help frugal mums change the environment and interact with nature, which naturally uplifts the soul.
Stay-at-home mums can still have a fulfilling lifestyle with the homemaking job. It all depends on the activities she opts to do while in this state.
With a structured schedule for work and physical activity, it improved their physical and emotional health.